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Bruins Wrap: Bruins Wary Of Letdown, Bruins, NHL Trade Rumors

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Have the trade targets changed for the Boston Bruins two weeks from the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline?

The Florida Panthers are looking to make a major splash ahead of the deadline?

That and more in the BHN Bruins Wrap:

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Did the impressive road trip out west change the way Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is approaching the March 21 NHL trade deadline? My partner-in-scribe for BHN, Joe Haggerty, looks at what, if any trade deadline goals may have changed for the B’s.

Linus Ullmark will get another shot to snap out of his slump when he starts against the Los Angeles Kings Monday night at TD Garden.

Speaking of, here’s my preview for that game as well as my BetUS picks for a game that has letdown written all over it for the Boston Bruins.

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NYI: Just because New York Islanders forward Oliver Wahlstrom’s playing time isn’t increasing during his recent stretch of improved play, doesn’t mean he won’t be an Islander after the NHL trade deadline. Per our man on the Island, Stefen Rosner, the Isles are urging and applying patience with 21-year-old and former Boston College Eagles star.

Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin returned to Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Monday.

Philly: For the first time since the Philadelphia Flyers unloaded him on the NHL trade market last July, Vegas Golden Knights forward Nolan Patrick, who was drafted second overall by the Flyers in 2017, will return to the City Of Brotherly Love.

Washington: Former Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals winger Jaromir Jagr is organizing a major charity hockey game for Ukraine.

Florida: The Florida Panthers have taken a major jump into the NHL trade sweepstakes for Flyers captain Claude Giroux.

Detroit: Don’t discount Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman as a buyer and seller leading into the NHL Trade Deadline.

Vegas: Jack Eichel scored the overtime winner for the Vegas Golden Knights Sunday night and is already paying dividends for the team that snagged him off the NHL trade market from the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season.

San Jose: Bob Boughner’s coaching brothers are already campaigning for him to keep his job with the San Jose Sharks.

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Montreal: If they eventually can, will the Montreal Canadiens start a bidding war on the NHL trade market for goalie Carey Price?

Vancouver: With the Vancouver Canucks suddenly back in the playoff hunt, how will their new hockey ops department approach the NHL Trade deadline?

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Could Russian NHLers like Alexander Ovechkin be facing treason charges if they speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine War?

So what does the NHL trade market for goalies look like with two weeks until the deadline? Has Jeremy Swayman become an untouchable?

I’ll be headed to Montreal for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and here ‘s a Mahone’s Track that says something I’m sure to hear frequently during my time there. Here’s your Irish Track of the day:

 

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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